[CODATA-international] Workshop, ‘The WorldFAIR Project’s cross-domain interoperability framework’, 20 March: slides and recording now available

Asha CODATA asha at codata.org
Tue Mar 28 03:45:44 EDT 2023

Dear colleagues,

I am writing to share the outputs from our workshop ‘The WorldFAIR
Project’s cross-domain interoperability framework’ in Göteborg on 20 March

We were delighted to welcome sixty-two highly engaged participants to this
hybrid event.  Our goal was to describe the reasoning behind the
development of the Cross-Domain Interoperability Framework (CDIF), to give
a detailed picture of how it is currently envisioned and what activities,
functions, and standards it will encompass, and to provide a current status
of the work.

The EC-funded WorldFAIR project is coordinated by CODATA, with RDA as a
major partner, and will produce an initial draft of the CDIF
recommendations. Building on WorldFAIR, and other expert communities, a
Working Group and Advisory Group have been established to oversee the
development of CDIF. It is expected that CDIF will persist beyond\

the scope of the initial WorldFAIR Project, and include not only the eleven
domain case studies, but also other interested communities. Efforts will be
made to align with major global initiatives and infrastructures addressing
data interoperability (such as EOSC, ARDC, UNECE Modern Statistics).

The first part of the workshop focused on the functional drivers and
requirements for defining a set of activities to support the FAIR
principles, and showed the organisational and system dynamics which make
CDIF necessary. The development process and questions around the
organisation of the work were also described. The draft of CDIF that was
presented identifies activities and information implicit in adherence to
and support for the FAIR principles. CDIF is built on top of the generic
foundation provided by the FAIR Digital Object Framework, to address
interoperability at the level of applications rather than exchange
protocols. CDIF reflects the granular needs for domain metadata being
expressed in broadly understood terms where possible, supplemented by
domain-specific semantics where absolutely required.

The second part of the workshop showed how these research and data
requirements can be translated into system functions and services, and how
these can be supported through the use of existing standards and
specifications for the needed information. These include specifications
such as DCAT, Schema.org, DDI-CDI, SKOS/XKOS, SSSOM, OGC Observations &
Measurements/I-PROV, etc. Specific features of the standards and how they
can be used in combination were addressed, although not at a technical
level. Feedback from participants was elicited, and their input collected
helps inform the ongoing development work.

The slides are available in Zenodo here
<https://zenodo.org/communities/worldfair-project/?page=1&size=20> and
the recording
is available here <https://vimeo.com/810101492>.

Presentation: WorldFAIR context, progress, FIPs and CDIF, presentation,
Simon Hodson <https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7753387>

Presentation: Vision for CDIF and its role as a cross-domain lingua franca,
presentation, Arofan Gregory <https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7753219>

Presentation: Functional breakdown and high level recommendations in CDIF,
current status and planned work, presentation, Arofan Gregory

Presentation: WorldFAIR Vision Paper ‘Arise FAIR Sun’, Simon Hodson

Pre-event Reading:

Cross-Domain Interoperability Framework (CDIF) Working Documents

WorldFAIR CDIF Vision Paper: Arise FAIR Sun, draft for comment

Many thanks to all colleagues who contributed to make this event a success!



*Call for Sessions, Presentations and Posters: SciDataCon 2023, part of IDW
2023:* deadline 15 May 2023

*The WorldFAIR Project's Cross-Domain Interoperability Framework Workshop,
colocated at the RDA Plenary: *presentations and recordings now available

*New WorldFAIR Project Deliverables!* Mapping Report: Cultural Heritage
image sharing platforms <https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7659002> and Ocean
Data Priority Areas Roadmap <https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7682399>

Jan 2023 publications
<https://codata.org/january-2023-publications-in-the-data-science-journal/> in
the CODATA Data Science Journal <https://datascience.codata.org/>

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